Python: Functions With Varying Numbers of Parameters
In this lesson, we'll take a look at the
max() function and see how it works in Python.
Some functions are a little different in that they take a variable number of parameters. And we're not talking about default values. Check out this example:
max(1, 10, 3) # 10
In the above example, the
max() function finds the maximum value among the passed parameters. To find out how many parameters can be passed to the input, you need to look at the documentation этой функции. Там мы увидим такую конструкцию:
max(arg1, arg2, *args[, key])
This means that
max() takes two or more parameters as input:
max(1, -3, 2, 3, 2) # 3
If the function finds several parameters with the maximum value, then it'll return the very first one.
Calculate the minimum number (not mentally) from 3, 10, 22, -3, 0 - and display it. Use the
min() function, which works in the same way as
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